Με μια αξιοσημείωτη πτώση της τάξης του – 8,7% στην Πληρότητα, του – 10,1% στο Έσοδο ανά Διαθέσιμο Δωμάτιο (RevPar) και του -1,8% στη Μέση Τιμή Δωματίου ξεκίνησε το 2019 για τα αθηναϊκά ξενοδοχεία (Ιανουάριος 2019, έναντι Ιανουαρίου 2018).
Ακόμη πιο εντυπωσιακό αποτελεί το γεγονός ότι η Αθήνα σημειώνει τη μεγαλύτερη πτώση πληρότητας και τη μεγαλύτερη πτώση RevPar
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Advance tourist bookings are growing at a double-digit rate, signaling another banner year ahead for the Greek tourism industry, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said. Speaking in a radio interview on Alpha, she said 2018 was a record year for Greek tourism with the country welcoming 33 million visitors and collecting €16 billion in revenues.
Στα 1,9 δισ. ευρώ εκτιμώνται τα ετήσια έσοδα από τις βραχυχρόνιες τουριστικές μισθώσεις κατοικιών στην Ελλάδα, σύμφωνα με μελέτη της Grant Thorton, που διενεργήθηκε για λογαριασμό του Ξενοδοχειακού Επιμελητηρίου Ελλάδος (ΞΕΕ) και παρουσιάστηκε πρόσφατα σε κεντρικό ξενοδοχείο της Αθήνας.
Το ποσό αυτό αντιστοιχεί περίπου στο 10% της ετήσιας τουριστικής δαπάνης στη χώρα μας και αφορά 126.000 κατοικίες που μισθώνονται, εκ των οποίων οι 76.000 είναι απολύτως ενεργές, ενώ στο μητρώο της Ανεξάρτητης Αρχής Δημοσίων Εσόδων, έχουν δηλωθεί μόλις 50.000. Τα δε μεγέθη των βραχυχρόνιων μισθώσεων, αυξάνονται με ετήσιο ρυθμό της τάξης του 25%!!!
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From the sunny slopes of the Acropolis to the sunny shores of the up and coming Athens Riviera, there is a new buzz around greater Athens these days. Home to almost four million people – more than a third of the population Greece’s largest province, Attica, is resurgent after bearing the brunt of the country’s almost decade long financial crisis. In the past two years in particular, greater Athens has seen a revival in everything from city center night life to hotel development to new hi-tech start-ups.
Development of the Athens Riviera is taking off with the redevelopment of the former Athens airport, a mega-project that
Greece’s special Golden Visa investment and residen- cy program has soared since the start of the year, reflecting growing investor confidence in the country after it successfully exited its third financial support program this summer.According to recent data, 3,154 residency permits have been issued under the program through the end of July – more than all of 2017 combined – making Greece’s Golden Visa initiative among the most popu- lar such programs in Europe. Applications are up 40% from a year ago and Enterprise Greece has been helping to promote the program, most recently with its participation at the International Citizenship Investment Property Fair in Cairo.
Launched in 2013 during the depth of Greece’s economic crisis, the Golden Visa program has come to prominence in the past two years amid waves of new investors from China, Russia and Turkey, among other places. Drawn by Greece’s growth prospects, political stability, quality of life and attractive asset prices, the Golden Visa has surpassed other investment and residency schemes in countries like Cyprus or Portugal.
The program grants a permanent residence permit – and access to 26 Schengen-area countries to individuals and their families who invest a minimum of €250,000 in fixed assets, such as real estate, in Greece. The program was recently amended to include investments of €400,000 or more in liquid financial assets as well. Golden Visa permit holders have invested an estimated €1.5 billion in Greek assets so far.
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Greek think tank IOBE sees economic growth accelerating to 2.1% this year from an estimated 1.3% rate in 2017. The estimate is broadly in line with the official Greek government and Europe- an Commission forecasts, both of which see GDP growing at a 2.5% rate this year. Greece’s revised 2017 GDP data is due to be released in early March.
Leading U.S. electric automobile manufacturer Tesla is setting up an R&D facility in Greece to tap local scientific expertise in electric motor technology. The facility is expected to employ
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The U.S. State Department has included Greece in its top category of safe destinations for American travelers to visit under its newly created travel advisory system. U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt said on Twitter: “I’m looking forward to seeing even more American tourists here in Greece in the year ahead.”